My day with a robot

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On the basis of a day’s acquaintance, the robots aren’t ready to take over the world – yet… Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

First Pictures of New Virgin Media Cable Broadband Router – SuperHub v3

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Liberty Global, which owns cable operator Virgin Media as well as other providers around Europe (e.g. Ziggo, Telenet and UPC), has offered up the first look at their new “Connect Box” device (Virgin’s next combined broadband router and cable modem). It’s unclear if the name will be changed in the UK to SuperHub v3. The…

Google launches virtual Kenya safari map

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Google Street View launches its maps of Kenya’s Samburu National Park, allowing internet users to take a virtual safari in the conservancy. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Facebook joins German anti-racism drive

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Facebook vows to help Germany counter anti-migrant abuse on the web, after government criticism that the social network was too relaxed about it. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apology follows Minecraft event anger

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Organisers of an unofficial convention for the computer game Minecraft say they are “truly genuinely sorry” after angry parents criticised it on social media. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Data Corruption Issue Hitting Broadband Users Near Edinburgh

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Broadband users with connections that are based off BTOpenreach’s national network (e.g. BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk), specifically those who reside around the eastern side of Edinburgh in Scotland (East Lothian), appear to be suffering from a curious fault that is causing downloads to corrupt. The problem was picked up on by Thinkbroadband last night, although…

Which Name BT, TalkTalk and Vodafone Worst for Customer Service

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A new Which? survey of the United Kingdom’s 100 biggest brands, which focused on customer service quality, has revealed that energy and telecoms firms dominate the bottom of the table where BT, TalkTalk and Vodafone were all also singled out for criticism. The survey, which was based on a May 2015 poll of 3,501 customers…

Three UK Becomes First to Launch Commercial 4G Super Voice VoLTE

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Mobile operator Three UK has this week become the first national provider to switch-on a commercial Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service, which essentially allows high quality voice calling and text messages to be sent over their normally data centric 4G network. But there’s more. The other advantage of this new “Super Voice” service is that it will…

Meet the transhumanists

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These people look forward to humans having an extended lifespan, going cross-country skiing aged 200 and communicating telepathically. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

EE UK Attempts to Reverse Poor Broadband Customer Service Record

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Telecoms giant EE has announced that it is to introduce a new “Broadband Service First” pledge, which will form part of a fresh commitment to move away from the bad old days and their sometimes shaky history of customer service. Now to set aside that feeling of déjà vu from the old Orange days. So…

Call for a ban on robots for sex

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A robot ethicist launches a campaign against sex robots, saying such products demean women and reinforce stereotypes. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology